Read verse 6. Who does Paul say he imparts wisdom to? What does it mean to be “mature”? Is this worldly wisdom or God’s wisdom that he is speaking of? What and who are doomed to pass away, according to verse 6?
Read verse 7. What is this “secret and hidden wisdom of God”? What does Paul mean by “which God decreed before the ages for our glory”? How does Ephesians 3:3-6 help shine light on what Paul is getting at in verse 7?
Read verse 8. How many “rulers of this age understood this”? What did they not understand—what is the “this”? What would they not have done if they would have understood the gospel? How is the sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners highlighted here in verse 8?